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Author Forensic Engineering Congress (7th : 2015 : Miami, Fla.)

Title Forensic Engineering 2015 : performance of the built environment : proceedings of the Seventh Congress on Forensic Engineering, November 15-18, 2015, Miami, Florida / sponsored by Forensic Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Florida Structural Engineers Association, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Ningbo University, China, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry ; edited by Alicia E. Díaz de León, P.E., S.E., AIA [and five others]
Published Reston, Virginia : ASCE, [2015]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 940 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents ACI 562 The Concrete Repair Code -- Using ACI 562 as the Standard to Assess Damages in Existing Concrete Structures -- Structural Repair of a Concrete Parking Garage Structure Using ACI 562 -- Load Testing Techniques for the Strength Evaluation of Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures -- Air Leakage, Moisture Migration, and Condensation in a Building Enclosure -- Balcony View -- Adhered Masonry Veneer Failures -- Investigation and Repair of a Curtain Wall Damaged by a Blast -- Forensic Façade Restoration of the Lost Gems of NYC -- The Tale of Two Stones -- Weeping Stucco Buckets -- Interpreting Damage to Existing Structures Adjacent to Construction Sites -- Determining Damage Contributions from the Loss or Instability of Soil within a Foundation's Influence Zone -- A Case Study of Ground Vibrations Due to Pile Driving in Mobile, Alabama -- Site Characterization and Evaluation of a Deep-Seated Slope Movement -- Forensic Investigation of Concrete Masonry Wall Cracking -- Lessons Learnt from the Partial Collapse of a Historical Masonry Building -- Benefits of Helical Bar Reinforcing in Preserving Historic Masonry Facades -- Failure of a Thin Limestone Facade -- Thickness Swell in Particle Board : A Forensic Tool for the Duration of Loss -- Wood Swelling : Pressures Exerted from Saturated Wood Materials -- Needle in a Haystack : Identifying Failure Origin Pieces in Heat-Treated Glass -- Electrical Resistivity Measurement to Study Alkali-Silica-Reaction Cracking in Mortar
Hail Impact Testing of Masonite Shingles -- Hail Evaluation of Bituminous Roofing Membranes : Understanding Interply Mopping Voids -- Assessing Wind-Damaged Masonite Shingles -- The Anatomy of the Failure of a Wood Panelized Roof Sub-Purlin Hanger -- Richmond Hill Subdivision Explosion Case Study -- Performance of Structures Subjected to the West Fertilizer Company Explosion -- Investigation of the Fragment Impact and Blast Shock Wave on Window Breakage -- Column-Reinforcing Cage Stability and Construction Safety -- A Case Study on the Partial Collapse of a Building with a Light Gage Steel Framing System -- Issues Facing Design Professionals through the Lens of Two Rain-Induced Roof Collapses -- Prevention of Construction Failures : A Systematic Approach -- Hurricane Wind-Generated Debris Impact Damage to the Glazing of a High-Rise Building -- Hurricane Andrew : Whatever Happened to My Argument to Abolish Prescriptive Building Codes? -- Building Code Changes Resulting from FEMA's Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Assessment Team Report -- Evaluation and Repair of Tornado Damage to a Historic Church -- The Benefit of Using Bayesian Structural Reliability Language and Theory in a Forensic Investigation of an Existing Building -- Case Studies of Finite Element Analysis in Structural Investigations -- 3D Documentation and Printing in Forensics -- Evaluating the Validity and Reliability of Crack Dating Methods in the U.S. Legal System -- Structural Damage Allocation from Sequential Earthquakes
Residential 3D Model Wind Tunnel Pressure Testing -- Numerical Investigation of the Failures Observed in Eccentrically-Braced Frames in the Aftermath of the Christchurch Earthquake Series (2010-2011) -- Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Resistance and Failure Behavior of Ductile Concrete-Filled Double-Skin Tube Columns Subjected to Post-Earthquake Fires -- Walkway Collapse at the Botanical Gardens : A Study in Movement -- Defining Where Progressive Collapse Protection Is Needed -- Uncertainties in Structural Collapse Mitigation -- Disproportionate Collapse How to Check the Computer Analysis -- Investigation of a Tall Ordinary Reinforced Concrete Frame Building Utilizing Uncertainty in Limit State Capacity and Demand -- A Case Study on the Construction Defects of Reinforced Concrete Walls with Insulated Concrete Forms -- Performance of Industrial Concrete Floors for Wheeled Traffic -- Evaluation and Repair of Insufficiently-Reinforced Precast Concrete Double Tee Members -- Systems for Structural Failure Investigations in the United States -- Survey of the Means of Egress Provisions in the Construction Codes of the City of New York -- Incident Site Management Managing and Documenting an Incident Scene -- Developing the RIght Protocol for Investigations
Can a Single Flood Event Result in Fungal Growth beneath Tile? -- Cross-Confidential Reporting on Structural Safety -- Challenges with a Roof Collapse : Causation, Subrogation, and Structural Rehabilitation -- Failure Histories of Three Masonry Structures : Liability of the Professional Figures Involved during the Design and Construction Phases -- Forensic Engineering Analysis of the Standard of Care in Construction Claims -- The Standard of Care and Ethics of Forensic Engineering Testimony -- Forensic Engineering Issues of Transition -- The Peer Review Process in Forensic Engineering -- Evaluation of a Damaged Steel Commercial Structure, Long Island, NY -- Metal Corrosion : A Qualitative Analysis -- Coupon Testing : An Essential Tool for Understanding Historic Steel -- Seismic Restoration Cost Curve of Curved Steel Bridges -- Collapses of Single Column Pier Bridges in China -- Finite Element Analysis of Cable-Stayed Strands' Failure Due to Fire -- Early Age Cracking in a SHCC Bridge Deck Link Slab -- Analysis of Design Standards and Recommended Practices for Agricultural Storage Bins -- Partial Failure of a Bulk Storage Facility : Construction Defect vs. Design Error -- Steel Bin Failure and Partial Collapse of a Coal Processing Plant -- Load Testing as Part of the Evaluation of a Recently Constructed Precast Concrete Parking Structure -- The Progressive Collapse of Single-Layer Dome Roof Structures
Environmental Loading on Temporary Structures Based on the 2014 NYC Building Code -- Buckling Analysis of Arched Structures Using Finite Element Analysis -- Field Investigation of a Failed Concrete Cone Spreader inside of a Cement Mixing Silo -- Establishing In-Place Structural Drying Goals : A Scientific Approach -- Review of the Codes and Standards for Noise and Vibration Investigations in Buildings -- Consideration of Wet Service Conditions on the Performance of Bowstring Trusses -- Investigation of the Different Types of Seismic Base Isolators for a Continuous Box Girder Bridge -- Ceiling Failures -- Investigation of Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material and In Situ Bond Failure -- Jacking Columns of Existing Structures under Existing Loads -- Numerical Simulation of Cement-Treated Soil Reinforced with Coir Fiber Subjected to Flexural Loading
Summary Proceedings of the Seventh Congress on Forensic Engineering, held in Miami, Florida, November 15-18, 2015. Sponsored by the Forensic Engineering Division of ASCE. This collections contains 89 peer-reviewed papers that provide a forum for the development of practices and procedures to advance forensic engineering and provide guidelines for conducting failure investigations and ethical conduct. Topics include: performance of materials; building envelopes; special structures; failures during construction; hurricanes and other natural disasters; and professional practice. This proceedings will be valuable to practitioners and researchers working in all areas of forensic engineering
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ASCE Library, viewed November 10, 2015)
Subject Forensic engineering -- Congresses
Structural failures -- Investigation -- Congresses
Forensic engineering
Structural failures -- Investigation
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings
Form Electronic book
Author Díaz de León, Alicia, editor
American Society of Civil Engineers, issuing body.
American Society of Civil Engineers. Forensic Engineering Division, sponsoring body.
Florida Structural Engineers Association, sponsoring body
Nanyang Technological University, sponsoring body.
Ningbo da xue, sponsoring body.
American Bar Association. Forum on the Construction Industry, sponsoring body.
ISBN 9781523103256
Other Titles Performance of the built environment